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Following the announcement that founder Simon Fuller had left his company 19 Entertainment two months ago, the company's owner CKX revealed yesterday that they were in talks with One Equity Partners about a possible company buy out. Fuller sold his renowned company - which owns stakes in Storm Models, Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham - to CKX in 2005, and for the past year rumours have surfaced about his next step.
Joining forces with fashion mogul Sir Phillip Green, it was announced last June that Fuller and the Arcadia owner were to create a global entertainment company, after which more rumours circulated about the possibility of Kate Moss' involvement. It was then hinted that Fuller was to collaborate with pal Victoria Beckham to form a modelling agency based in New York, however the former Spice Girl dismissed the rumour, and it was shortly after that Fuller left his company in order to pursue a career in film and other areas of entertainment. With Fuller gone and talks of a company buy-out, the future for Storm Models, Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham remains to be seen... watch this space.